Top Five Benefits of Pilates Exercise

Top 5 Benefits of Pilates Mat Exercise

Pilates exercise is a worldwide phenomenon, popular among the general public as well as elite athletes. The simple reason is that Pilates works like no other fitness method. Here are the top five benefits of this amazing technique.

No Equipment. Pilates mat exercise utilizes your own body for resistance. This back-to-basics kind of exercise is now the top fitness trend according to a recent survey from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Pilates mat exercise is one of the few fitness methods that uses your own body for resistance. This freedom from any equipment or a gym means that you can do it anywhere and anytime – perfect for our increasingly mobile lifestyle!

Mat exercises are the original Pilates workout. Interestingly, the special equipment that you find in Pilates studios was first created by Joseph Pilates for people who could not do the mat exercises due to disability, illness, or injury. This is not a criticism of Pilates machines or any other kind of exercise equipment, but if you want a fabulous workout free of equipment, the Pilates mat routine is for you!

Big Breathing. Joseph Pilates emphasized breathing, and each Pilates mat exercise has a breathing pattern. Big, expansive breath combined with precise, controlled, and fluid movement results in a truly invigorating experience. You feel energized after a Pilates workout rather than exhausted!

A Complete Workout. According to fitness research the body needs three distinct kinds of exercise – strength training, stretching, and cardio-vascular conditioning (better known as aerobic exercise). You need all of these exercises, because any one of them alone will not keep you healthy.

The reason for this is that starting at about age 30, both men and women begin to lose muscle tissue all over the body. You need strength training to restore muscle tissue. Aerobics and stretching won’t do this. On the other hand, you need cardio for heart health which stretching and strength training can’t deliver. And finally, you need stretching for flexibility and – yes, you guessed it – strength training and cardio don’t do this.

Fitness methods that combine all three of these exercises are referred to as complete exercise techniques. Pilates mat exercise at the advanced level is not only a complete method, but one of only a few exercise methods that do this.

Healthy Joints. There are no harsh movements in Pilates. This prevents harm to your joints. Movement is controlled, precise, and fluid. This kind of joint-healthy movement means that Pilates is exercise that you can do for the rest of your life! You can’t say this for many of the exercises that we love to do such as running and hiking to name just a few which cause wear and tear on our joints.

Relief for Most Back Problems. Nearly 100 years ago Pilates discovered that by strengthening the muscles around the center of your body – popularly known as core muscles – most back problems disappear. Today doctors … Read More

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Sandbag Training And Exercise

If you're ever tempted to buy exercise equipment from say something like Body By Jake, Dear Lord stop. Wait ten minutes, take half of the money (or more) that you would spend and let me show you something better.

Sandbag strength and exercise training is a little known secret. This is old school so not many fitness "experts" are up-to-date on sandbags let alone the general public. Let's look at the concept of sandbags and strength training and break it down.

What is a sandbag? A sandbag is a canvas bag (I use my old army duffel bag) with sand and used for a variety of lifting exercises. Bag weight can vary from a few pounds to more than 100 to 200 pounds. Sandbag exercises require strength, endurance and creativity to figure out the best way to lift the sometimes lop-sided weight. Most sandbags are composed of many smaller bags of sand inside the large bag, which makes for easy weight adjustments with less mess. You can do loads and loads of exercises with a sandbag, and remember the exercises can be the same as regular dumbbell exercises but they are totally unique to sandbag strength training.

Who uses sandbag training? A lot of athletes and a lot of regular Joes like me & you. Those who are looking to mix things up a bit and push their body beyond what a typical dumbbell can do. You do not have a lot of time-no problem. Sandbag training hits it all.

Why should I know about sandbag strength training? You need to change your workout routine every 4-6 weeks, give or take a week. If you continue to do the same workout your body gets used to that and stops giving you results. Sandbag training helps with functional strength. Functional strength is loosely defined as an exercise that mimics a specific task. So if you want to become a better golfer you focus on exercises that mimic a golf swing. You want to become stronger and faster athlete you focus on sandbags. Sandbag strength training is your answer!

What type of exercises can I do with sandbag training? Any type of exercises you do normally with barbells / dumbbells or your own bodyweight. Sandbags can be used for almost every exercise imaginable, including carries, rows, squats, rotations, lunges, crunches and military presses. Also you can do combos using other movements such as Turkish get-ups, shouldering into squatting, burpees into snatches, clean, squat and press, and thrusters. But wait there's more! Combine walking with movements. This way you work on conditioning, static strength, strength / power, gosh everything simultaneously. Try walking with a sandbag and every ten steps stop and perform three to five reps of an exercise. Walk and then squat, walk, stop and do bent-over rows, walk and shouldering, walk and then clean and press. This is harder than you think, but oh so beneficial.

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